Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan to share screen space

Amitabh Bachchan has ruled Hindi cinema with impunity for the last three decades while Irrfan Khan has not only received critical acclaim for his acting but has also won the national award for his film, Lunchbox. Now, these two highly talented actors are all set to share screen space. Doubtless it will be a film worth waiting and watching for.

The film in question is titled Piku by Soojit Sarcar. Irrfan confirmed the news saying, “Yes, I am doing Shoojit’s film with Amitabh Bachchan, and we should start shooting some time this year as the dates are being worked out.” The actor is atpresent, shooting for an as yet untitled film that he is coproducing. The shooting is occurring in Shimla and is directed by Nishikant Kamat.

Irrfan is reported to be excited and elated at this chance of working with Amitabh. "I have signed the deal to work in Shoojit's next 'Piku'. The film also stars Amitabhji in it. Apart from him and me there is also one actress in it. We will soon begin the shoot," he said.

The 47 year old actor added, "Amitabhji has his own style of acting. Working with him will be a learning experience. During his time, he has influenced audience with his films for 10 years. I have a full respect for him as an actor," Irrfan added. However, at the same time Irrfan admits that co-stars do not matter to him when he chooses a project. "I have never decided on any project thinking about my co-star. Rather, I have always given importance to a film's story and how would I mould myself according to the character. I have my own style of acting." 

Meanwhile, speculation is running high regarding the actress who will be starring in the movie. Reportedly, Parineeti Chopra had to cancel due to clash of dates and now Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are being considered for the part.

Sarcar said, “Piku is a character-driven father-daughter story. That’s the film I am directing next before I go on to my football film 1911 with John Abraham. My writer Juhi Trivedi who wrote Vicky Donor with me, has written Piku. There are essentially three characters in the film of the father, daughter and another man played by Irrfan. I've Bachchan saab’s dates and very frankly, all the other actors’ dates would have to fall in line with Bachchan Saab’s schedule.”